Transitional Employment Assistance
The TEA Program offers temporary assistance designed to enable families with children to take charge of their own well-being, reducing their reliance on public aid. Beyond just monthly financial aid, the program offers services like job preparation, transportation support, childcare aid, and additional support services. These are aimed at helping parents participate in work, education, or training activities.
The Division of County Operations oversees the TEA Program, handling the administration and determining eligibility for both the Transitional Employment Assistance (TEA) and Work Pays Programs.
Individual Development Account (IDA)
Explore the benefits of Southern Bancorp’s Individual Development Accounts (IDAs). These accounts, part of a matched savings program, help eligible individuals and families amplify their savings for significant expenses like buying a home, starting a business, or funding education. Learn how your savings can dramatically increase through Southern Bancorp’s contributions – for example, turning a $100 deposit into $400. Click here to find out how IDAs can support your financial growth.